Easy Pepperoni Rolls

Easy pepperoni pizza rolls are a great appetizer! Whether you make these pizza balls with biscuits or crescent rolls they are sure to be a family favorite. Moms like them because they are easy to make and kids will like them because they are bite sized pizzas!

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Balls Rolls

Every time I make Easy Pepperoni Rolls I get rave reviews They are super easy to make and are a great snack or appetizer. These pizza balls are Pillsbury biscuits filled with pepperoni and cheese.

The Gunny Sack Pizza Balls

3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 biscuits per can)
56 pepperoni slices
Block of cheese (I use Colby & Monterey Jack)
1 beaten egg
Italian seasoning
Garlic powder
1 jar pizza sauce

Cheese for Pizza Balls
Cut the block of cheese into at least 28 squares.

Pepperoni for Pizza Balls
Flatten a biscuit out and stack pepperoni and cheese on top.

How To Make Pizza Balls
Gather up the edges of the biscuit.

Pizza Balls Bundle
Now you have a cute little bundle.

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
Line the rolls up (seam side down) in a greased 9×13 in. pan.  Brush with beaten egg.  Sprinkle with Parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.  Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.

Pizza Rolls Balls
Serve the rolls with warm pizza sauce for dipping.  This recipe is adapted from one I received from my sister Tracy.
**There are been a couple of questions about freezing/reheating these pepperoni rolls.  I’ve never tried it but I would love to hear if it works for you!

Easy Pepperoni Rolls
  • 3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 biscuits per can)
  • 56 pepperoni slices
  • Block of cheese (I use Colby & Monterey Jack)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Parmesan
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  1. Cut the block of cheese into at least 28 squares.
  2. Flatten a biscuit out and stack pepperoni and cheese on top.
  3. Gather up the edges of the biscuit.
  4. Line the rolls up (seam side down) in a greased 9×13 in. pan.
  5. Brush with beaten egg.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  7. Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Serve the rolls with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Can’t get enough pizza rolls? Try making these recipes:

One of The Gunny Sack’s readers with the user name of “M” was kind enough to share a recipe that Pillsbury has on their website that is similar to this one that I posted. It is called a Pizza Biscuit Wreath and you can check it out here!

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    • Tonia says

      Yes, but dark metal pans tend to cook a little faster so check on the pepperoni rolls to see if they are done. Enjoy! ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Hi Kathy,
      It really depends on how cheesy you want the rolls to be. I used an 8 oz cheese block. Enjoy!

  1. Seth says

    Just made these for my boyfriend and I tonight! We were craving pizza and I thought it would be something fun and easy we could put together! I chose to use fresh Mozzarella and Munster cheese in mine, and it was PHENOMENAL!!! Great recipe, and thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Ashley says

    These turned out great! Because I wanted to pack these as part of my lunch when I work, I chose to put the sauce inside, Some of the sauce leaked out when it was cooking but overall it turned out great, I also chose to use real garlic I minced and put on top before putting in the oven.

  3. says

    *SO* glad I found the original post of this! I had seen it on Facebook but the version I had saved showed pizza sauce in the ingredients but it was not listed in the directions. What to do with the sauce??? So happy to find the correct version! I am a high school cooking teacher AND a former caterer (closed my business to go back to school to be a teacher at the age of 50!) and incorrectly written recipes are a BIG peeve of mine. I actually give my students bad recipes and we play “What’s Wrong With This Recipe?” So again, thank you thank you thank you …… I am VERY happy to have found the original and correct recipe! My kids will be making it this month in class!!

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Debi! They aren’t supposed to be sharing the whole recipe on Facebook, but they continue to do so anyway. They should just share an image with a link to my post for the recipe. I hope your class enjoys the recipe!

  4. Peggy says

    These are awesome! I just reheated some that I had frozen for over a month and they were just as good as the first time! I’d suggest baking at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.


  5. Erica says

    I made these just as directed and they are delicious! I’ve tried pepper jack cheese to add a little extra flavor (not that it was needed) and that was great too! I did freeze them without a problem. Defrosted and reheated in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes at 350. Be careful to watch them though because I burned the first batch in the toaster oven reheating because I walked away. Definitely try these!

  6. Jenn jenn says

    Made these today, they were a big hit. I think I should have used mozzarella. Is there a reason you chose to use Colby jack instead?

  7. Silvia Baggins says

    I live in Brazil and we don’t have Pillsbury biscuits in here, is there any homemade recipe to replace them? I want to try these rolls, they seem delicious!

  8. jannette says

    I just wanted to tell you that this recipe is just amazing and so easy to make, my 13 year old boy learned how to make these yummy pizza rolls he said that they are way better than the frozen ones, he also said he will never eat the frozen ones again. It makes me feel good that he can just whip these up and throw them in the oven as an after school snack.
    Thank you!!

  9. says

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that, over 1 1/2 years after you posted this recipe, it is STILL a huge favorite in our household! I’m about to make them right now, as a matter of fact… Just wanted to say thanks for such an easy and delicious recipe that has served us so well, and that is sure to continue to do so for a long time to come.

  10. Megan D. says

    I dont usually comment on recipes but i HAD to for this one!! Just made these for my husband’s birthday. i didn’t use the canned dough (just bc i didnt want to go buy some lol) i used this recipe http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/italian-herb-bread and made the dough in my bread machine for a no hassle dinner! the dough only made 18 but with just the 3 of us we didn’t need 28. I also brushed them with garlic butter after baking instead of the egg wash before. i will be making these at least once a month from now on!!! very very nummy!!!!!!!

  11. nora says

    I tried these last night for a get together….HUGE hit even though I forgot to put the toppings on. I made 80 of them and found that the timing was too long….I did flip the pan midway through but maybe it was because I used a dark baking pan instead of a glass one that the timing seemed too long? At any rate, they’re a staple in our house now/

  12. Ann says

    Love this recipe! Very quick and easy. I use string mozzarella cheese and cut into 4ths and would roll out the pizza dough as fatten out as muchas possible then cUT a nice square and place 2-3 pepperoni then a piece of cheese and stretch and roll into a ball. Makes for it to be less doughy . I also used butter and seasoning as the topping before baking. It passed my 1 1/2 year old and my brother who is a crazy about pizza loves them. In fact he request me to make a bunch of these for his wedding; so that’s gotta tell u something right there.

  13. April says

    Super yummy! I used mozarella cheese an doubled the amount of pepperon for our liking. Great recipe! Easily frozen an reheated later! Great snack an for lunch boxes. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Joanne says

    These were a big hit at my twin granddaughters’ 8th birthday party. Very good and super easy! I will definitely make them again! Thanks for a winner!

  15. Suzy says

    …saw-clicked-read-so glad I did! Thanks Tonia, needed a quick go too for visiting family during this seasonal menu planning time-this will be great to nibble on after the Turkey Trot(5K) here in OK. for a breakfast/brunch kinda thing–can be made to ones liking = ) May your Thanksgiving be filled with flowing Blessings…

  16. Tara Lee says

    Made a batch today, we ate them, I looked at my husband said “another round” he said “of course!” These are on the quick dinner list we loved them.

  17. Jessica says

    would like to make theses but adjust such as putting some pizza sauce inside with the chz and pepp. how different do u think they would be and how should I adjust the cooking time?

    • Karen says

      I did this! I found that the cooking time was MUCH longer, actually. These were delicious, but the dough took forever because of the extra moisture from the sauce. Next time, I will bake for 15 minutes uncovered, then cover and bake for 15-20 minutes more. They’re perfect for my toddler daughter to “help” make, so I don’t mind the extra baking time, and the sauce added a nice kick.

  18. jeanette says

    I just made a batch of them. And i ruined them. First time making them to. :( i put to much spices on them. Otherwise i had lots of fun making them. :)

  19. Vivian says

    Thank you for this idea. First time I tries them I was so excited I didn’t read the directions and didn’t flip upside down . Lol thought what the heck.. Mine look so funny. Still tasted great ! Since I have tried other things in them like bacon, cream cheese hamburger w green pepper !

    • Tonia says

      LOL! That is great! I’m glad they turned out anyway. I will have to try a cream cheese one! Sounds delicious. Thanks Vivian!

  20. says

    i make these all the time and my recipe is much better simple and cheap you get cheese sticks pepporoni and cressont rolls then roll them together bake them at 350 and they stuff you up!

    • Tonia says

      Hi Sadie! I would cook them first and then reheat them. The Pillsbury biscuit package says not to freeze the dough. Thanks for stopping by!

  21. Maryellen says

    Since you can make with either biscuit or crescent rolls, I’m wondering how it would work with homemade bun dough? Has anyone tried it?

    • Tonia says

      Hi Connie,
      I used premade refrigerator biscuits. Are you asking about making these with homemade biscuit dough? I have never tried it but if you do try it, I would love to hear what you experience was!

  22. Rosanne says


    Sorry, Courtney Luper is posting your photo and recipe on FB –

    For people who don’t realize this is copyright infringement and a big deal, here’s more on the topic –

    These are great, BTW, I made them for my grandson’s “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” 4th birthday party 3 weeks ago. 3 pans of them and they were demolished, I’d made a 4th pan and we had them for dinner. EVERYONE loves them. Thanks for sharing!! And I pinned them giving you credit :)

    • Tonia says

      Thank you, Rosanne! I really appreciate you taking the time to tell me and I am delighted they turned out for you! That one Facebook post was shared 238,305 times to date. It makes me frustrated beyond words. When are people going to quit stealing photos and recipes and when is Facebook going to do something about it?

      • Rosanne says

        You’re welcome! And that’s just it, when is Facebook going to to something about it? I think bloggers should ban together, hire a copyright attorney or firm, and go for it to make a statement. Ignorance of the law is no excuse as some claim, we’re ALL accountable to abide by the law.

  23. says

    Your photo is gone and I reworded the recipe but I will not remove it. I’m sorry that I used your photo but you cannot put claim to the recipe and except someone not to share it with their friends if your sharing it public 1st.
    It was posted almost a year ago, at the beginning of my blogging experience and I wasn’t aware of all the rules then. To be truthful, I was in the process of fixing the post when I saw your comment. I had already added a reference to you and then I noticed what you wrote. My post is been linked to your site.


    Thanks for posting this awesome recipe.

  24. Kathy says

    My daughter makes these by the tons. She brushes them with melted butter instead of the egg and after they have cooled, she freezes them. When they have company or the kids want a snack, she pulls em out and pops some in the microwave. They love em and it works for her family great!!

  25. Dianne says

    I couldn’t have found this recipe at a better time! I volunteer with a dog rescue group, and tomorrow I have folks meeting at my house to drop off and pick up a dog that’s moving from foster care into her forever home. As it’s a three hour drive (one way) for both parties, I wanted to be able to offer them some kind of snack, either to eat here, or take on the road. These will be perfect! Of course, I’ll have to make extras, as I suspect my husband will be snitching a few before my foster and adoptive families get here. :) Thank you so much for sharing!

  26. Chenee says

    Hi Tonia, this looks so delicious! I live in Europe and we don’t have Buttermilk biscuits here. Is there a substitute I could use? Would crescent roll dough work? Or maybe pizza dough?

    • Tonia says

      Hi Chenee, I would think that either one would work. I am partial to crescent rolls so I would love to hear how they work with them. If you decide to try it out, stop back and let us know how they turned out!

  27. Traced says

    Letting you know, seems like someone’s stolen your pictures and recipe and is taking credit for it over here on DeviantArt. Not sure how you’d request a takedown, but I figured it wasn’t right to just let this go without your knowledge, considering that they removed the watermark in the picture they posted.

    • Tonia says

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and let me know! It looks like they removed my photo and replaced it with another.

  28. Amanda says

    I have been low on ingredients and have just moistened the top of the biscuits with water and used the cheese and seasoning and it came out just as good. Also, if you run out of block cheese I’ve sliced up string cheese. It’s not as easy to roll up but it tastes pretty good still. :) I love this recipe, my husband is a pizza-aholic and this is great for him. I’ve made 20 at a time and used an 8×8 pan, and that worked out pretty well too. Love, love, LOVE this site!

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Amanda! You are so sweet to have taken the time to stop by and tell me! I love that the recipe has worked so well for your family and I am delighted to have you as a reader!

  29. Tina says

    Im definitely going to bake these, they look delicious. I see some have put the sauce inside the biscuit along with the pepperoni and cheese, wanted to know how they turned out? Thanks so much for sharing…

  30. says

    Oh my goodness my little bear would die for these! He’s always asking me for dumplings (like today he wanted them for breakfast!) or pizza! Here you give me easy peasy Pizza Dumplings! Seriously little bear is going to die when I make these! Thank you so much

    I’m a new follower from Dawn’s Disaster and could not be happier. Love all the stuff I’ve seen so far!

  31. Dayna says

    I made these last night with my sons. They were awesome. The boys (4 and 10) loved the fact that they had made dinner and the WHOLE family loved them. Thanks so much.

  32. says

    Thanks Tonia, I tried one and it was yummy. The rest are in the freezer and I will try a couple different methods to reheat and I will let you know. (I smeared them with a little pizza sauce before baking)

  33. says

    Tonia, I want to make these for a family get together next weekend, I have read all the previous posts and I’m still trying to figure out how to reheat after freezing…do I thaw, do I bake them frozen, covered? uncovered? I checked the Pillsbury site and it says not to freeze uncooked dough…any help would be appreciated, thank you!

    • says

      Sorry Cathy, I am unable to reply via email because that option isn’t enabled in your profile so hopefully you will see my reply here. I’ve never tried freezing these pepperoni rolls. If I were going to, I would bake them first and then freeze them. To warm them back up, I would let them thaw on the counter while I preheated the oven and then bake them until heater through. But…I don’t know if that will work! It sounds like lots of people have the same question so I am going to try it many different ways and then do a blog post with the results!

  34. says

    Loved this idea. I made them for the Super Bowl today! Switched it up a bit though. Put a half a teaspoon of pizza sauce inside and used mozzarella instead of colby jack. :) In a few I added some mustard and no pizza sauce and made mini strombolis. :) Thanks for the great idea!

  35. says

    Gunnysack, if you put the recipe out there it is sharable!!!!! recipe’s are not copyrightable,
    only pictures, and I did not see anywhere where you had permission from Target, McCormick..to use their products, so stop harassing people. have a good day!

    • says

      Hi Angela,

      Thank you for stopping by to respectfully share your opinion. I tried to email you but you have the option disabled so hopefully you will see my reply here. I agree with you 110% that this recipe is very shareable. In fact, this blog post has been shared on Pinterest over 236,000 times! Plus, this recipe has been shared on Facebook, StumbleUpon and Google+. Pillsbury even shared it on their Facebook after first emailing and asking for my permission. page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151122289249563&set=a.196251724562.129530.195184929562&type=1&theater

      All of those shares which came from my website have my photo with my watermark in place and link back to my blog which is the correct way to share. Recipes themselves do not appear to be copyrightable from what I have seen but images are. When someone chooses to take a photo from someone’s website, remove the watermark on the image and then post it online that is considered copyright infringement.

      It is so unfortunate that this turned into an enormous issue. I’ve been told that there were a lot of awful things being said but I haven’t even looked. I’m not interested in all of that. Please be kind to one another. Be respectful of the time blog owners have put into the things they post online.

      Feel free to email me if you would like to discuss this further.


    • says

      Hi M,

      I tried to send your reply via email but you have that option disabled. Thank you for taking the time to stop by share that recipe you found on Pillsbury’s website! It looks delicious! I will add a link to my blog post so that my readers can see another version. Have a great weekend!


  36. says

    I have made these two times and everyone loved them!! The second time I prepared them, I made them a little different. I sprinkled the biscuits with seasonings prior to adding the cheese and pepperoni (so the seasoning was inside, and packed flavor in every bite, and not just on top). I also cut the biscuits in half so they were smaller. I also made them the night before and covered them and put them in the fridge so I could bake them the next day. When I was ready to bake them, I sprayed Pam non stick butter on top, and found it worked just as well as egg, then added the cheese and baked according to the directions.

  37. says

    I made these last night for some friends that came over and they were a MASSIVE hit!

    Thanks so much!

    They were all raving about them! Thanks heaps for an awesome recipe; I already can’t wait to make them again for everyone :)

  38. says

    Since I’m totally dependent on knowing exact amounts of everything (isn’t OCD lovely? :-))…
    can I ask what you mean specifically in regards to a “block” of cheese? They vary in size, so I’d like to know what size you used, etc.

    • says

      The blocks of cheese I purchased were just the 8 oz size blocks of cheese. I cut them into small cubes probably 1/2 inch cubes. Truly is doesn’t matter what size, as you can see in the picture they are all different sizes…sorry I know that doesn’t help your OCD :) You can even use shredded cheese if you want but I think it is harder to pinch the dough around shredded cheese.

  39. says

    Thank you so much for posting these! I made them as an easy make-ahead lunch, and it was a huge hit. My daughter and I prepared them together the night before, and then popped them in the oven the next day while I was busy with home preschool activities with my kids.

    I hope you don’t mind that I shared this recipe and how I used it as an easy cooking with kids and make-ahead lunch at http://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/pizza-balls-easy-make-ahead-lunch-to-cook-with-kids.html. Thanks again!

  40. says

    Made these tonight and loved them. Used 1 can of Grands biscuits. Cut them in half and formed them into circles. Turned out great. Did not have canned pizza sauce so used jarred spaghetti sauce. Will definitey make them again and try some of the other suggestions–bbq chicken, little smokies, taco filling.

  41. says

    Got a couple batches of pepperoni and cheese ones done, my fiance loves them!!! He wont stop sneaking out to the kitchen and grabbing one lol. Thanks so much again! I cannot wait for my kids to come home and try them :)

  42. says

    I used your idea tonight and made breakfast ones. I added scrambled eggs, sausage and shredded cheddar cheese. I brushed butter on top and added Romano cheese. Turned out awesome. My pregnant friend was especially happy with her late night special delivery snack lol. My fiance and 2 friends that were here loved them too :) I made a bunch and am going to try to freeze them for my kids for a quick before school breakfast! Also going to try pizza, taco and pepperoni ones!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!!

  43. says

    Ok..here is my idea: Take two tubes of pizza dough, spread out one on a cookie sheet. Add scrambled eggs, ham or bacon or sausage and cheese. Place another pizza dough on top and pinch the sides. I think if it works it would be less time consuming for breakfast. I like your idea for finger snacks but for breakfast I think this might work.

  44. says

    Since 3 cans of dough have 30 biscuits each, wouldn’t you need at least 60 pieces of pepperoni and 30 pieces cheese? These look great, though. I am adding them to my recipe box!

    • says

      You are a smart cookie! Yes if 3 cans of dough have 10 biscuits each that would make 30 biscuits total! But I only used 28 of the biscuit so that they would fit in the pan (4 rows of 7). The great thing is that you can make them in what every manner works best for you!

  45. says

    I used crumbled cooked sausage and scrambled eggs with minced onions and mozzarella cheese for the filling and it is delicious.I didn’t place them so close together and I buttered the tops after they were done baking. I also flattened one and put the filling on top then used another flattened one to cover and pinched the sides together.

  46. says

    This sounds easy to make and looks very tasty! I am the mother of 5, three of which are teenagers, so being able to whip up finger foods for them to snack on after school is a must. This recipe definitely fits the bill lol! I will be making this asap! Thanks!

  47. says

    My daughter makes these they are delish…she just recently started making them for breakfast and put in cheese, eggs, bacon…you could put whatever you like in them…she also uses cupcake tins so edges are cooked.

  48. says

    What a great way to get everyone into the kitchen, keep a variety of ingredients handy and everyone make their own. Serve as a snack on movie night or slumber party.

  49. says

    I didn’t want to use three cans of biscuits. I only used one and cut eat biscuit in half to make 16 rolls. Just use a spoon to flatten and make into a circle. They are less doughy this way too.

  50. says

    Just made these with pepperoni and pepper jack cheese, pepperoni and mozzerella cheese, and ham and both types of cheese and they turned out fantastic. My seven year old loved the ham and cheese ones and is begging me to let her take them to school for lunch tomorrow. =) Awesome idea and I can’t wait to play with different filling ideas.

  51. says

    Hi Tonia,
    I’m in Australia and don’t have any knowledge of the “biscuits” you refer to. Can you tell me what they are please so I can try to find a suitable substitute. They look lovely and I’d love to try them.


  52. says

    I make these using frozen bread dough! Try turn out great. I usually use a muffin tin to keep them sperated and freezing/ reheat is possible just make sure you I thaw them. Then stick them in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds.

    • Amanda Clary says

      I love that idea of using a muffin tin! I was trying to think of a way to keep them separated during cooking so they wouldn’t be doughy on the sides and this solved my problem!

  53. says

    Wow, simple, easy and I’m sure delicious. My g’son loves pizza rolls, and as you all know, they’re not cheap. I will make up a batch of these soon adding pizza/marinara sauce to the pepperoni/cheese before mending the dough and will attempt to freeze them for future baking. Of course, extra pizza/marina sauce can be used for dipping as well. I have bookmarked the recipe for future reference. And, I may try other variations in the future. Thanks.

  54. says

    You could freeze them (sans toppings) individually on a baking sheet. Once frozen put into a freezer bag. When you want to cook them, place as many as you’d like on the baking sheet, brush with beaten egg and add toppings, bake as required.

  55. says

    You could freeze them (sans toppings) individually on a baking sheet. Once frozen put into a freezer bag. When you want to cook them, place as many as you’d like on the baking sheet, brush with beaten egg and add toppings, bake as required.

  56. says

    We’ve done something similar and spread pizza/marinara sauce on the bread before adding other ingredients. We usually use grated cheese but a small block sounds delicious! We’ve also tried ham and cheese and they’re quite tasty too. Thanks for sharing!

  57. says

    Thank you for branding your photos: this delicious looking recipe was hijacked by a Pinterest spam program, but the brand enabled me to find your website! :)

  58. says

    Can you freeze these and reheat later? They look delicious for a snack, but unless we are hosting a football party, I’m pretty sure we couldn’t (or at least wouldn’t want to) eat 30 in one go :)

    • says

      I agree! There’s no way I’d ever want to make 30 of these except for a party. But I don’t see why you couldn’t just use one can of biscuits and reduce the amounts of pepperoni and cheese accordingly.

  59. says

    Just finished making a batch of these. I love “Pizza Pops” so I’m sure these will be great. They are fairly finikie though so make sure you have an hour to make them. Anxious to see how they turn out !

  60. says

    These are awesome! I have tried them with barbecue chicken too! It’s fun! But if you put too many in a pan the dough stays pretty mushy. So keep them spread out a little. 😀

  61. says

    I have not had a problem with them turning out doughy but since every oven varies it is always a good idea to check that food is fully cooked and return it to the oven for a couple more minutes if necessary.

    • says

      If they need a little bit longer, and you don’t want the tops to brown more, cover the pan with foil for the extra few minutes that they’re in the oven.

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